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The Signal.com's Daybreak: Nov. 3, 2009

Posted: November 2, 2009 10:44 p.m.
Updated: November 3, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to The-Signal.com's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 3, the 307th day of 2009. There are 58 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Nov. 3, 1900, the first major U.S. automobile show opened at New York's Madison Square Garden under the auspices of the Automobile Club of America.

Ten years ago: Aaron McKinney was convicted of murder in the fatal beating of gay college student Matthew Shepard in Wyoming.

Five years ago: Sgt. Charles Jenkins, who'd spent nearly 40 years in North Korea, pleaded guilty to deserting the U.S. Army in 1965.

Watercooler talk
NEILSVILLE, Wis. (AP) - The call came into the 911 dispatcher: "I don't want to hurt anybody. I'm drunk." And with that, Mary Strey, 49, of Granton, reported herself as a drunken driver about three miles northeast of Neilsville in central Wisconsin.

Clark County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jim Backus said Monday that Strey's call on Oct. 24 led deputies to cite her for misdemeanor drunken driving with a blood-alcohol level double the legal limit to drive. She makes her first court appearance Dec. 10.

Backus said drunken drivers reporting themselves is rare. In the 911 call, Strey said she wanted to report a drunken driver and the dispatcher asked if she was behind the suspect vehicle. "I am them," Strey said. She then followed the dispatcher's advice to pull over and turn on her flashers, telling him she had been "drinking all night long."

Birthdays
Baseball Hall-of-Famer Bob Feller is 91. Actress Lois Smith is 79. Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis is 76. Actor-dancer Ken Berry is 76. Movie composer John Barry is 76. Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally is 70. Actor Shadoe Stevens is 63. Singer Lulu is 61. Comedian-actress Roseanne Barr is 57. Actress Kate Capshaw is 56. Comedian Dennis Miller is 56. Actress Kathy Kinney is 56. Singer Adam Ant is 55. Actor Dolph Lundgren is 52. Rock musician C.J. Pierce (Drowning Pool) is 37. Olympic gold medal figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is 27. Actress Julie Berman ("General Hospital") is 26.

California lotto
Mega Millions
4-15-17-29-38 Mega: 20
Draw date: Friday, Oct. 30
Jackpot: $50 million

SuperLotto
6-10-15-18-23 Mega: 22
Draw date: Saturday, Oct. 31
Jackpot: $14 million

Fantasy 5
5-6-10-16-39
Draw date: Monday, Nov. 2

Daily 4
5-9-7-7
Draw date: Monday, Nov. 2

Daily 3
Midday: 4-0-8
Evening: 8-7-8
Draw date: Monday, Nov. 2

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 05 California Classic
3rd: 06 Whirl Win
Race time: 1:47.65
Draw date: Monday, Nov. 2

 

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